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How To Get Your Body Ready For Sleep With Yoga

Yoga for better sleep | Mindful Healing | Mississauga Naturopathic Doctor

In our last article, we talked about some of the most common problems associated with insomnia from the perspective of a naturopathic doctor.

One of the tips was to begin a bedtime ritual to help your body unwind and prepare for sleep.

So today, I wanted to share with you a video to help you do just that.

It’s a yoga video by Yoga with Adrienne, who has a number of yoga videos on YouTube for all sorts of things.

If you like the video in this article, check out the rest of her channel.

But first, let’s talk a bit about yoga.

Benefits of Yoga

Much like naturopathic medicine, yoga’s techniques help promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Like all physical activity, it can help with muscle strength, cardiovascular health, weight loss, and overall flexibility.

But one of the greatest benefits of yoga is its ability to help you manage the day-to-day stress of life.

By incorporating meditation and breathing exercises, it can help take your body out of its mode of heightened stress and awareness (the “fight or flight” response), and return to a state of peaceful relaxation.

How yoga improves sleep | Mindful Healing | Mississauga Naturopathic Doctor

Dangers of Yoga

Overall, yoga is considered safe.

However, it’s important to be aware of your own limitations.

If you have recently suffered an injury, or if you have a chronic injury to a certain area of your body, be careful not to push that area too hard.

Likewise, if you haven’t been terribly active lately, you may be at an increased risk of pulling a muscle or otherwise straining yourself.

Yoga isn’t supposed to hurt! If it is, you’re doing something wrong.

While the practice in the video you see below is extremely mellow, any physical activity comes with its own risks.

So be smart and be careful.

Without further ado, the video:

Contact The Mindful Healing Clinic

If you’re interested in living a healthier, happier, more optimal life, we can help.

Here at the Mindful Healing Clinic, we offer a FREE health and wellness session to first-time visitors.

During that session, you’ll get a chance to ask Dr. Maria questions about naturopathic medicine.

From there, Dr. Maria will listen to your concerns, and help you understand what you can do to begin improving your health.

To claim your FREE health and wellness session, contact the Mindful Healing Clinic today.

Until next time,

Dr. Maria Cavallazzi, N.D
Mindful Healing Naturopathic Clinic
Mississauga, ON L5M 1L7
(905) 819-8200

Dr. Maria Cavallazzi is a medical doctor from Colombia where she practiced as a family physician for 8 years until she moved to Canada 16 years ago and became a naturopathic doctor in Mississauga.